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Katherine and Martin’s New Kitchen

Some kitchen remodeling projects provide a stark contrast between the before and after; this is just one of those examples.  Martin and Katherine had a desire to completely remodel their galley kitchen in their newly purchased house.  They recalled the fabulous kitchen provided by Quinta Contractors, LLC some 4 years prior in their previous home.IMG_1223 2

 The existing kitchen had been furnished with builder’s grade cabinets, formica counter tops, linoleum flooring, and striped wall paper all of which was well dated.  Having been a prior client of Quinta, they called out to Bryan (President of Quinta) for help.

 

 

IMG_1222After a day of design consultation and shopping for the new components, a new plan was developed.  The new design included natural Alder wood cabinets produced in about 4 weeks time from a local cabinet manufacturer.  The new 18″x18″ ceramic tile was in perfect harmony with the new granite counter tops (St. Cecelia granite) and darker toned cabinets.

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Taller wall cabinets than original were used to avoid the lost area which catches dust above and to make the kitchen appear larger.  A large crown and staggered upper cabinet depths truly work to revitalize the space.  The new kitchen sink faucet has an oil rubbed bronze finish.  Stainless steel appliances topped off the design for a flawless completion.

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An overhead florescent light was remove in favor of adding four new recessed can lights.  After the wall paper was removed and the drywall repaired, the walls were primed and painted.  The linear glass and stone backslash makes a beautiful contrast to the Alder cabinets.

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Betsy’s Half Bath

Betsy Hall Bathroom Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One quick glance at the before pictures on this one and you’ll know why Betsy was in such a hurry to change this bathroom.  The combination of dark colors made this small bathroom seem even smaller.  The half bath measuring only three foot by eight foot had a ceiling of nine feet, an the plaid wallpaper with long vertical strips made matters worse.

 

 

 

She selected six inch ceramic tile for the floor in a neutral base.  A pedestal sink served to expand the floor space as much as possible.  The new wainscoting of bead board with a small shelf for trim was added to break up the height of the walls.  A new mirror had a new wall sconce lights installed on either side.

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A fresh coat of paint applied to the walls and trim, including the door and trim and
this bath was a beautiful compliment to the rest of their home. The faucet and
other accents were finished in oil rubbed bronze. Quinta Contractors, LLC
gained one more satisfied client through this remodel.

by:

Bryan Holloway

 

 

Lee Ann’s Bathroom

Lee Ann had a master bathroom truly in need of some remodeling.  She contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC and setup an appointment for a free consultation with Bryan.  The floor was dated by the glossy hexagon ceramic tile which had been in place since its construction some 13 years earlier.  The bathroom had more pressing issues as well.  The shower stall was small and cramped; it also suffered from a persistent mildew problem.  Repeated attempts to thoroughly clean the joints in the man-made marble walls were had no lasting effect.  The mildew, most likely caused by a failed shower pan, simply returned in short order.

Lee Ann's Before (1)

Lee Ann's Bathroom Before (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The larger corner jacuzzi tub had stopped working and seemed to dwarf the smaller bathroom all the more.  Lee Ann needed some solutions.  The cabinets and counter top were in good shape and did not need replacing.

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Lee Ann's New Tile Floor

The conclusion was reached to remove the flooring, bath tub and shower.  Once the demolition was completed, the rebuild could began.  The new plan included a six foot (1 foot longer than a standard bath tub) fiberglass jacuzzi tub  with a removable fiberglass front panel.  A shower was combined with the tub in order to create a closet opening with built-in shelves.  Storage had always been a short fall in this bathroom.

Lee Ann's Bathroom After (3)

Brandon was able to fabricate a wrought iron shower curtain rod as part of the rebuilding effort.  A 12″ ceramic tile was selected for the new shower walls with a matching bullnose and the floor covering.  Once the toilet was reseated and a free coat of paint had been applied to all the walls and trim, Lee Ann was free to enjoy a wonderfully updated bathroom more suited to her needs.

 

Lee Ann's Bathroom After (4)

 

We pride ourselves at Quinta on our attention to details and ensuring that you receive the best customer service possible.  We want to leave you with a level of satisfaction which encourages you to tell all your friends and family of the great service you received.  Contact us today at Quinta Contractors, LLC for your free estimate; whether you need a new roof or a new kitchen, we are ready to serve all your home improvement needs.

By:

Bryan Holloway

Nita’s Bathroom

This bath remodel is from our archives so to speak.  As such, we were not able to assemble the before pictures on this project.

Nita's Bathroom (1)

Nita and her husband Bill came to know Quinta Contractors, LLC as so many of our clients have, at one of the area home shows.  They had long since dreamed of a new master bathroom, but needed help making the necessary design decisions.  Quinta, has since it’s inception in March of 2000 operated as a design build remodeling firm.  We stepped in and formulated a design to meet Nita and Bill’s desires and needs in the new bathroom.

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The shower was enlarged and a pantry unit matching the new vanity cabinets installed into the wall to increase storage.  The new shower door and side panels were made from frosted glass and brushed nickel framing in order to coordinate with the new brushed nickel plumbing fixtures.  The cabinetry was finished in a deep, rich cherry stain.

 

 

 

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The flooring was a neutral colored 12′ ceramic tile on a straight laid pattern with darker 4″ tiles installed in the corners of each 12″ tile for a beautiful patterned contrast.  The wall base was cut from the same 12″ tile.  A new vanity light and ceiling can lights enhanced the vitality of the room.  A fresh coat of paint was applied to all the walls, ceiling, and trim to complete the project.

by:

Bryan Holloway

Randall’s Bathroom

Randall’s Bathroom Before 

Randy (Randall) had an extra bathroom which had suffered from years of neglect. The bathroom plumbing developed a leak and the water was shut off in lieu of a repair at the time. Subsequently this bath became a catch all for storage and the bedroom it was a attached to also saw little use for guests. That was all about to change.

 

 

 

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Bryan Holloway, President of Quinta Contractors, LLC  met with Randy to redesign the bathroom and make the most of the small 5′ x 10′ full bath. Upon initial inspection of the existing foot print, it was determined that the claw foot bath tub would be discarded in favor of a walk-in shower. A full wall mirror had been used behind the tub in order to give the appearance that the room was larger; this too, would certainly be removed as this would be the new rear wall of the shower.

Randall's Bathroom During

Repairs were made to the damaged plumbing; then the rebuilding began. A pocket door  was selected in order to lessen the disruption to the new bathroom. Ceramic tile was used on the floor and walls alike. The tile was enhanced by a matching tile border used at approximately four feet from the floor. The new shower was built to have a curtain rod extended from a six inch wall on left and right separating the shower from the rest of the bathroom.

 

 

Pocket Door Install (above)

 

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Vinyl Replacement Window Installed in Shower (right) with Durrock Installed on Walls Prior to Tile

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randall's Bathroom After

Randy selected and purchased a free standing vanity which resembled a piece of furniture and had an above mounted wash basin. Polished chrome was used on the light fixture, sink faucet, and shower fixture. Since the existing window would be included in the shower area, a vinyl replacement window with obscure glass was installed in order to keep the room as low maintenance as possible. Crown molding was installed in the entire
bathroom. The room was completed by the installation of a low profile porcelain toilet. Randy was finally proud to invite guests to stay over, again.

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by:

Bryan Holloway